James Rebhorn

James Rebhorn

Highest Rated: 92% Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

Lowest Rated: 4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

Birthday: Sep 1, 1948

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

One of America's most recognizable character actors, James Rebhorn was a veteran of over 100 television shows, feature films, and plays. While best known for portraying lawyers, politicians, doctors, and military men, he delivered equally notable performances in a variety of other roles, including that of a brutal serial killer on NBC's Law & Order, a shipping magnate in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and a comically doomed restaurateur in Billy Morrisette's Scotland, PA (2001).Born in Philadelphia, PA, on September 1, 1948, Rebhorn moved to Anderson, IN, as a child. A devout Lutheran, he attended the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Wittenburg University in Ohio, where he studied political science. After graduating in 1970, Rebhorn moved to New York City, where he earned a Master's of Fine Arts in acting from Columbia University's School of the Arts and joined the metropolitan theater scene.After making his television debut on the NBC soap opera The Doctors in 1977, Rebhorn starred on Another World: Texas and The Guiding Light, as well as earned a 1989 Soap Opera Digest Award for his performance as Henry Lange on As the World Turns. He displayed his comic talents during a recurring role on Kate and Allie, and in an unforgettable turn as the district attorney who jails the Seinfeld gang in the show's final episode. He also garnered recurring roles on some of television's most heralded dramas -- including Law & Order, Third Watch, Now and Again, and The Practice -- and memorable telefilms -- including Sarah, Plain and Tall (1981), North and South (1985), Skylark (1993), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), and A Bright Shining Lie (1998).Rebhorn's feature-film career began in the early '80s with roles such as "Lawyer" in Soup for One (1982), "Los Alamos Doctor" in Silkwood (1983), and "Drunken Business Man" in Cat's Eye (1985). As the decade progressed, his parts increased in importance and he emerged in the '90s as an established supporting actor with roles in several high-profile films. After appearing in 1991's Regarding Henry with Harrison Ford and Annette Bening, Rebhorn gave stand-out performances opposite Marisa Tomei and Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny (1992), Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct (1992), Chris O'Donnell and Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman (1992), and Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte in Lorenzo's Oil (1992). He went on to earn prominent roles in Carlito's Way (1993), Guarding Tess (1994), I Love Trouble (1994), Up Close & Personal (1996), Independence Day (1996), If Lucy Fell (1996), and My Fellow Americans (1996). Rebhorn rounded out the '90s by playing the mysterious Consumer Recreation Services representative in The Game (1997), the prosecuting attorney in Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), and Jude Law's shipping magnate father in the above-mentioned The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). The new millennium saw him starring as Robert De Niro's future in-law in Meet the Parents (2000) and a modern-day version of Macbeth's Duncan in the above-mentioned Scotland, PA, before gearing up for the Eddie Murphy sci-fi vehicle The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002), and Todd Haynes' long-awaited return to directing, Far From Heaven (2002).Towards the end of his career, Rebhorn returned to television, playing recurring characters on several different shows, playing the CEO of Abbadon Industries on HBO's Enlightened, an FBI special agent on USA's White Collar and, his final role, Carrie Mathison's father on Showtime's Homeland.While juggling his film and television work, Rebhorn frequently returned to the stage. He appeared at the Manhattan Theater Club, Playwright's Horizons, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the LaJolla Playhouse, the Ensemble Studio Theater, and Lincoln Center. In 2002, he earned rave reviews for his performance in the Roundabout Theater's production of Arthur Miller's first play, The Man Who Had All the Luck, with Chris O'Donnell and Samantha Mathis.Rebhorn was diagnosed


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Perfect Wedding Richard Fowler 2014
No Score Yet Before I Sleep Actor 2013
84% Sleepwalk With Me Frank Pandamiglio $2.3M 2012
60% Real Steel Marvin $85.5M 2011
38% Don McKay Dr. Lance Pryce 2010
44% The Box Norm Cahill $114.9M 2009
16% Spinning Into Butter Winston Garvey 2009
16% An American Affair Lucian Carver 2009
58% The International Arnie $25.5M 2009
63% Baby Mama Judge $60.3M 2008
27% Anamorph Brainard 2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon Gov. Elisha Pease 2008
No Score Yet Bernard and Doris Waldo Taft 2007
No Score Yet Candles on Bay Street John Frieden 2006
59% How to Eat Fried Worms Boiler Head $13.1M 2006
62% The Last Shot Abe White $0.4M 2004
No Score Yet Reversible Errors Actor 2004
70% Cold Mountain Doctor 2003
88% Far From Heaven Dr. Bowman $16M 2003
30% Head of State Senator Bill Arnot $37.8M 2003
No Score Yet The Trade Actor 2003
4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash Belcher $4.4M 2002
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy & Isabelle Avery Clark 2001
59% Scotland, Pa. Norm Duncan $0.3M 2001
84% Meet the Parents Larry Banks $164.5M 2000
43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle President Signoff $0.5M 2000
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley Herbert Greenleaf 1999
39% Snow Falling on Cedars Alvin Hooks 1999
No Score Yet Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End William Wheaton 1999
No Score Yet Marriage Material Bill Holbeck 1999
No Score Yet A Bright Shining Lie Ambassador 1998
73% The Game Jim Feingold 1997
47% My Fellow Americans Charlie Reynolds 1996
No Score Yet Mistrial Mayor Taylor 1996
65% Independence Day Albert Nimziki 1996
18% If Lucy Fell Simon Ackerman 1996
31% Up Close & Personal John Merino 1996
60% White Squall Tyler 1996
61% How to Make an American Quilt Actor 1995
22% I Love Trouble The Thin Man 1994
57% Guarding Tess Howard Shaeffer 1994
31% 8 Seconds Clyde Frost 1994
9% Blank Check Fred Waters 1994
No Score Yet JFK: Reckless Youth St. John 1993
No Score Yet Skylark William Wheaton 1993
81% Carlito's Way Norwalk 1993
92% Lorenzo's Oil Ellard Muscatine 1992
88% Scent of a Woman Mr. Trask 1992
44% White Sands Flynn 1992
53% Basic Instinct Dr. McElwaine 1992
50% Shadows and Fog Vigilante 1992
86% My Cousin Vinny George Wilbur 1992
50% Wind George 1992
No Score Yet Deadly Matrimony Lt. Lloyd Butler 1992
41% Regarding Henry Dr. Sultan 1991
80% Sarah, Plain and Tall William Wheaton 1991
No Score Yet Mob Justice Actor 1991
36% Desperate Hours Prosecutor 1990
No Score Yet Heart of Midnight Richard 1988
67% The House on Carroll Street The Official 1988
No Score Yet Rockabye Arthur Reardon 1986
No Score Yet A Deadly Business Corbett 1986
74% Silkwood Los Alamos Doctor 1983
No Score Yet Will: G. Gordon Liddy Peter Maroulis 1982
No Score Yet Soup for One Lawyer 1982
22% He Knows You're Alone Professor 1980
No Score Yet Boy of Pigs Actor


94% The Good Wife
Wilkes 2013
87% Enlightened
Charles Szidon 2013
96% White Collar
Reese Huges Reese Hughes 2013
48% Coma
Oren 2012
33% Made in Jersey
Judge Hudnut 2012
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Archbishop McGovern 2012
85% Homeland
Frank Mathison 2012
85% 30 Rock
Dr. Kaplan 2010
43% Big Lake
Carl Franklin 2010
92% Royal Pains
Will 2009
86% Boston Legal
Wade Mathis 2008
58% Canterbury's Law
Dr. Allen Petch 2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
Gov. Elisha Pease 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order
Albert Cheney Albert Lawrence Cheney Charles Gamett Charles Garnett Hanson Dr. Garrison 2008
74% The Knights of Prosperity
Harrison Plunk 2007
54% The Book of Daniel
Bertrum Webster 2006
18% Hack
Richard Farrel 2003
No Score Yet The Practice
John Rapherson 2001
No Score Yet UC: Undercover
Warden Petrocelli 2001
100% Now and Again
Gen. Irving 2000
No Score Yet Third Watch
Capt. Elchisak 2000
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
Storms Harrison Storms 1998
88% Seinfeld
D.A. Hoyt 1998
No Score Yet New York Undercover
Tucker 1997
No Score Yet Kate & Allie
Derek Kate's Former Boyfriend 1986


Jim Feingold says: What are you gonna do, anyway? You won't get your money back.

Nicholas Van Orton says: I don't care about money. I'm pulling back the curtain. I want to meet the wizard.

Mr. Trask says: Mr. Simms your are a cover-up artsist and you are a liar.

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: But not a snitch!

Mr. Trask says: Excuse me !?

Mr. Trask says: Excuse me?

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: No I don't think I will !

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: No I don't think I will!

Herbert Greenleaf says: People say you can't choose your parents, but I believe you can't choose your children.

Principal Burdock says: "Billy Forrester." With two Rs.

Principal Burdock says: Billy Forrester. With two R's.

Billy Forrester says: There's three.

Principal Burdock says: I beg your pardon?

Billy Forrester says: There's three Rs.

Billy Forrester says: There's three R's.

Principal Burdock says: Ally oop.

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: Well, gentlemen! When the shit hits the fan, some guys run and some guys stay. Here's Charlie facin' the fire and there's George hidin' in Big Daddy's pocket. And what are you doin'? You're gonna reward George and destroy Charlie.

Mr. Trask says: Are you finished, Mr. Slade?

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: No, I'm just gettin' warmed up!

Mr. Trask says: Mr. Simms, you are a cover-up artist and you are a liar.

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: But not a snitch!

Mr. Trask says: Excuse me?

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: No, I don't think I will.